Editorial: Reflections on 2020

Photo Credit: Ryoji Iwata on Unsplash. I feel like it has been a decade, if not longer, since we raised our glasses to ring in the new year. Believe it or not, we have only just passed the halfway point of this tumultuous year. It is hard to quantify the grief and...

Drake maintains his thrown in the rap game with new releases

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com Drake’s latest hit “Only You Freestyle” and his features on “POPSTAR,” and “GREECE,” live up to every undying expectation of greatness that we push onto the Canadian artist. All three songs are top-notch and add onto...

The Kissing Booth 2: how bad can romance movies get?

Photo Credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com I don’t like to write scathing reviews, really I don’t. But movies like “The Kissing Booth 2” leave me absolutely no other option. I hate to admit it, but I am a lifelong sucker for romance movies. Whether it be a classic like ...

Swift’s folklore: the surprise album I didn’t know I needed

Photo Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com. “Our Song” and “You Belong with Me,” by Taylor Swift were milestone songs in my teenage years and I can still recite every word to this day. If you ever ask me to do so in person, you’re in for a show.  There was nothing...

Power ranking: online workouts

Photo credit: Derrick McKinney on Unsplash. As gyms remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, many have turned to online workouts to get some physical activity while at home. And as one of those people, I have searched high and low for effective ways to exercise in...
    • News

      News ​covers many events on Brock campus throughout the year. This section publishes BUSU election information, international stories and local news in the greater Niagara area.

    • CESB opens for post-secondary students

      CESB opens for post-secondary students

          As of May 15, university students and recent graduates can apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB). On April 22, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged his support towards Canadian university students who previously were not eligible for any...

      Brock University announces primarily online fall term

      Brock University announces primarily online fall term

      Brock University has announced that the upcoming Fall semester will be primarily delivered online. Brock’s decision to move classes online offers a stark contrast to Premier Doug Ford’s announcement regarding the reopening of Ontario. Brock University Communications...

      The Zone construction continues amid COVID-19 pandemic

      The Zone construction continues amid COVID-19 pandemic

      As Premier Doug Ford eases restrictions on construction amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Brock University has resumed construction on the Zone. On May 6 the Ontario government stated its intention to slowly re-open the economy, “As the trends improve, we can move forward...

    • Features

      Feature is where readers can view in-depth and investigative stories on a wide variety of topics.

    • Mental health is just health

      Mental health is just health

      Physical health has always been something that people invest massive amounts of resources to improve. Think of all of the money that is given to hospitals and institutions in order to develop and advance medicine. Consider the amount of time people spend going to the...

      There’s something special about hockey in Welland

      There’s something special about hockey in Welland

      There were signs all over the city, everyone wore their hockey gear, children ran through the streets clutching posters of their hometown idols. The transit employees shrugged off their usual uniforms in exchange for their hockey sweaters, one unlucky (or perhaps...

      Vaping and young people: Why do we do it?

      Vaping and young people: Why do we do it?

      It’s late, it’s been a long night of clubbing downtown and I’m sitting on my front porch catching some fresh air and watching party-goers stumble home. A friend who’s sitting with me lazily hits his Juul, puffing out a minty cloud. Casually, he says he’s going to...

      Modern Slavery: the human trafficking issue

      *This article has been updated from the printed version* Human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes imaginable, often described as a modern-day form of slavery. Here in the Niagara region, the issue is more prevalent than some residents might think. According...

    • Arts

      Arts ​covers on and off-campus concerts, plays and cultural events. Readers can also find movie and music reviews here

    • Pixar’s Out misses the mark

      Pixar’s Out misses the mark

      Photo Credit: Mika Baumeist on Unsplash Out made headlines as Pixar’s first short film to feature a gay couple. Unfortunately, this new release missed the mark with its faulty storyline and PG rating. At a runtime of just over nine minutes, Out, which was released via...

      Pop duo Purity Ring sees a rebirth on Womb

      Pop duo Purity Ring sees a rebirth on Womb

      Five years without a new album feels like an eternity. And what’s Purity Ring been doing with that time? We know back in 2017 they wrote and produced songs for Katy Perry, which seems out of character if your mind first goes to their macabre, blood-soaked lyrics. But...

      3.15.20 shows why Donald Glover just keeps on getting better

      3.15.20 shows why Donald Glover just keeps on getting better

      Donald Glover has worn a lot of hats throughout his career — writer, actor, rapper, singer, director, comedian — so it is no real surprise that all of his Childish Gambino projects have also vastly differed in style. From the high-energy, fast-paced raps of Because...